International Journal of Innovative Information Systems

& Technology Research 11(1):41-53, Jan.-Mar., 2023

 

SEAHI PUBLICATIONS, 2023 www.seahipaj.org ISSN: 2467-8562

 

 

Utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Teaching and Learning of Science and Technical Subjects in Senior Science and Technical Colleges for Sustainable Economic Development in North-Eastern Geo-political Zone of Nigeria

 

*Hassan Ibrahim & Mohamed Alhaji Usman

 

Department of Science Education

Umar Suleiman College of Education Gashua Yobe State, Nigeria

*Corresponding author: hassanbaaba@gmail.com

 

ABSTRACT

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become a force that has changed many aspects of the way we live and every aspect of human endeavor such as education, medicine, business, law and engineering. Education is a socially oriented activity and quality education has traditionally been associated with teachers having high degrees of personal and face-to-face contact with students. But with the world moving rapidly into digital media and information, the role of ICT in education is becoming more and more important. However, indicators on technology uptake and use in education in the secondary schools in Nigeria are missing and most of the schools continues to use the traditional method for knowledge dissemination. This study assess the adoption and use of ICT in teaching and learning in Senior Science and technical Colleges in North-eastern Zone of Nigeria. The findings of the study revealed that inadequate provision of Information and Communication Technology facilities for effective teaching of science, Majority of Science and Technical teachers in this school are not computer literate, lack of interest among teachers to adopt the use of modern Information and Communication Technology facilities for teaching of Science and Technical , lack of Information and Communication Technology technicians to repair broke down existing ICT facilities for teaching Science and Technical , lack of constant supply of electricity affects the use of Information and Communication Technology facilities for teaching Science and Technical , lack of constant supply of electricity affects the use of Information and Communication Technology facilities for teaching Science and Technical , fear in using ICT facilities for their teaching of Science and Technical teachers, Inadequate funding for procurement and management of Information and Communication Technology facilities for teaching Science and Technical and lack of spare parts of most of the Information and Communication Technology facilities required for teaching of Science and Technical are some of the problems faced by science and technical teachers in teaching senior secondary schools students in the north-eastern states of Nigeria.

Keywords: Information and Communication Technology, Computers, Teaching, Learning, Schools